It’s finally the weekend and time to relax by doing a whole lot of nothing. I usually spend time finding random documentaries on Netflix (there’s quite a few interesting ones about mysteries and cults if you like that kind of thing). I think documentaries are interesting because they give us a glimpse into worlds we may not see otherwise. As someone who loves learning I’ll watch a documentary on pretty much anything.
I have accumulated a few favorite subjects and specific documentaries. One of my favorite subjects ever in life is design. I would heart eyes emoji any time we watched one in my design class. Another subject I like is music. Not only does it give me a chance to hear the history of artists, songs or movements but I get to look at some things I might not have considered interesting before. Netflix has quite a few really good music documentaries if the aliens, conspiracies, and cults get old.
Below are some of my all time favorite documentaries. Aka the ones I talked people’s ears off with despite them desperately wanting me to shut up. Seriously I can talk about fonts for an unfortunate amount of time.
- Helvetica (available for rent on Amazon) – This documentary is about typography, graphic design, and the most popular (and recognizable) font. There are interviews with people who absolutely love it and those that can’t stand it. Its pretty surprising how widely used the font actually is from magazines and signs to television. I truly never realized how many places it appears. It also digs a little deeper into the people who create the fonts we use every day because they each have a story to tell.
A few months back my favorite ballet flats were ruined by a random rainstorm. Okay maybe it wasn’t actually random, but more like me ignoring the chance of rain and wearing them anyway. In my defense, saying it’s going to rain here is just playing a game of Press Your Luck. 75% of the time it NEVER happens or is a drizzle.
Regardless, my classic black ballet flats exist no more. I haven’t really had to replace them because I have trusty loafers and its been strictly boots (or sandal) weather; no in-between. Ballet flats are true classics especially black ones. I love pulling an Audrey Hepburn with my black flats and black crop trousers. It’s one of my favorite go-to looks on a lazy day. But there are so many other styles to consider.
Animal prints and backless loafers are incredibly trendy right now making them perfect choices. Pink (please stop calling things millennial pink) ballet flats are almost iconic looking. I’m slightly impartial to the more edgy looking ones. The studded ones or the pearl embellished d’Orsay ones are edgy but chic enough to fit just about any outfit.
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Next month I’ll be heading off to Las Vegas for a little birthday trip (yikes). I’ve only been once before for 24 hours to see Jay-Z a couple years ago. Since I’m going with some of my closest friends I have tried to determine what it is best to pack. Granted their only answer was “all the sequins.”
I’m not much of a sequins girl but I made a list of possible things worth purchasing for my trip. Okay maybe I would consider a sequin top since this is the only place I can see that being acceptable. There are some things I already own but could upgrade seeing as this is a great excuse to do so.
Swimsuit Bottoms, Swimsuit Top, Sequin Top, Camisole, Sandals, Heels, Polka Dot Romper, Dress, Denim Shorts, Leather Leggings, Sunglasses
I’ve been trying to change up my style for spring. Stepping outside my comfort zone of jeans and a simple tee has been hard. I wore dresses twice now and even shorts (yes, outside my apartment!). But I still feel like I’m lacking in the style department.
Rather than just wearing everything in the spring J. Crew catalog, I found about a weeks worth of spring style inspiration worth copying.
Sunglasses, Jogger set, Handbag, Sneakers
Sharing what I usually buy at the grocery store and realizing how often I do eat like a bird got me thinking about cooking meals. I do love to cook, but the last recipe I really put a ton of effort into making went terribly so I’ve felt a bit uninspired. Not to mention I’ve accidentally cut my fingers on every knife and vegetable peeler I touch recently. Uninspired, accident prone, and terrible seem to be the adjectives that best define me lately.
So I did what anyone feeling uninspired in the kitchen does: check their email! Okay, maybe not everyone checks their email but as someone who gets quite a few food newsletters, it was definitely feeling like time to clean them out. Now here we are with a special list of everything I currently want to eat.
Pork Lo Mein
Sharing what I buy at the grocery store feels a little strange, but I try to curate this blog as more of a magazine. There are tons of articles and pieces from celebrity nutritionists and dietitians sharing what they make sure they feed their famous clients. But alas I’m a normal person so what does anyone really care about what I purchase on a daily basis?
Well the truth is, I eat like a bird. I eat tiny amounts all day long rather than set meals. Yeah, it’s a little weird for someone who loves to cook like I do but it’s what works best for me. Plus as an Italian my family values meals together so quite often that is the best meal I eat, but I do cook sometimes.
My approach to the grocery is simple: stay on the perimeter. The perimeter of most groceries contain the freshest of foods and usually the healthiest, but it really depends on the layout of the store. I know my most visited store has completely tried to undo this concept by moving things all over the place. When this happens avoid the middle rows of product. It’s where the most marketed products end up and where we make the quick decisions based on identifiable brand name rather than other factors.